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'Mystery creature' filmed by Sydney family

Posted on Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 | Comment icon 24 comments

Could this be a seal, a shark, or something else ? Image Credit: Fethi Ada
65-year-old Fethi Ada and his family had been out fishing when they encountered something rather unusual.
The unidentified creature, which surfaced unexpectedly near to their boat in the Hawkesbury River for around 10 seconds, has been described by the family as 'very strange'.

"It looked human the way it lifted its head up," said Ada. "It looked over towards us like 'who are these people ?' My brother threw some bait in and then it just got scared off."

Despite the family's concerns however, the sighting may have a rather mundane explanation.

"It's rare you actually get to see many (animals) as they stay below the surface," said Secretary of Hawkesbury River Rescue, Felicity Brownrigg. "My guess would be that it is a seal."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (24)

Tags: Australia, Creature

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by WelshRed on 14 December, 2017, 9:20
Has nobody seen the jungle book? It's clearly Baloo. EVERYBODY SING... Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities Old Mother Nature's recipes That brings the bare necessities of life Wherever I wander, wherever I roam...
Comment icon #16 Posted by jesspy on 14 December, 2017, 10:23
Instant I saw it I thought Leatherback turtle too.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Dyna on 14 December, 2017, 18:56
Pretty clearly looks like a killer whale colored sea life or some such playing with a ball of something much like this dolphin is doing just need to know the species that could enter that river.According to the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority, the Hawkesbury River estuary supports the second largest commercial coastal fishery of estuary prawns, oysters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_River Dolphin sightings are on the increase and local marine biologist Cassie Chronik hopes to find out why.https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/dolphin-sightings-increa... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by Calibeliever on 14 December, 2017, 20:34
It looks exactly like a sea lion to me. In fact, I'm sure it's the same one that kept stealing the fish off my line the last time I was out fishing.
Comment icon #19 Posted by seanjo on 15 December, 2017, 16:41
Yeah pretty sure that's a Turtle.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Rlyeh on 15 December, 2017, 18:34
It's a hyrax.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Night Walker on 15 December, 2017, 23:34
The Hawkesbury River is a very large and diverse river system located on the outskirts of Sydney that offers some amazing fishing opportunities for locals and tourists alike. The best time to fish this system is generally between September and April when the water is warm and a huge variety of species make their way into and out of the system.During these warmer months the Hawkesbury River acts like a giant nursery for all the juvenile fish as well as prawns, squid, crabs, stingrays, turtles, Octopus and many other marine creatures.(source)
Comment icon #22 Posted by Aardvark-DK on 18 December, 2017, 6:40
Comment icon #23 Posted by Summerin1905 on 18 December, 2017, 8:24
oh **** its me
Comment icon #24 Posted by DieChecker on 23 December, 2017, 9:28
Looks like a turtle to me also.

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